The Zone 2 Police Command has raided a business centre in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, where a suspected voter cards printer, Are Abideen, was apprehended.
It was alleged that the 37-year-old Lagos State indigene, together with some others, specialised in printing voter cards for fraudsters.
A detective attached to the Zonal Interventional Squad was reported to have contacted a friend of the suspect, Giwa Monsuru, for help to make a voter card.
Monsuru, after collecting N5,000 from the policewoman, reportedly took her details to Abideen, who subsequently produced the card. Monsuru was arrested when he went to deliver the job to the detective.
He subsequently led operatives to the office of the prime suspect, where laptops and other exhibits were recovered. Abideen, who claimed to be married with two children, said he didn’t know the business was against the law.
Monsuru, who claimed he worked as a civil engineer at a construction company in Lagos Island, said poverty drove him into the business.
According to him, the man he worked for usually paid him N6, 000 per month, “whereas, I made N3,000 for just one PVC.”
The Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police were on the trail of the third suspect, Sodiq, who is at large.